Hotel Meson de los Virreyes
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... kites arch and glide in the wind. Coming from Bogota where we spent just two hours waiting for a bus, only seeing the city in it's early morning greyness from our bus seat, the disparity between the two places is striking. Clean, unpolluted and spacious, compared with the dirty, crowded and poverty-stricken capital. With it's Mediterranean feel, pristinely clean white buildings and cobblestoned streets, ...
Deciding to pay for the optional excursion even though it
cost the most that we have spent so far we were really impressed with the day.
We headed out in a 4 wheel drive open jeep where we had a lounge seat out in
the open at the back. We had a great English speaking guide who was very
different because he was passionately anti catholic in this most catholic of
countries and really knew his stuff. Our first stop was the terracotta house
which was a really ...
... to Villa de Leyva in late afternoon and were pleasantly surprised it’s a lovely colonial town with cobbled streets and the largest cobbled square in Colombia and maybe South America. It’s touristy but mainly with Colombian coming up from Bogota for the weekend (It’s only 3-4hrs away). We got incredibly lucky and found a lovely room with wooden beams in one of the oldest houses right on the square with a balcony looking over it. It was a great ...
... like a gigantic anthill. The traffic continues day and night, which means the whistle blows do too, though by sundown most people are crowding the huge central plaza where live music can be heard and drinks can be had for three times what they cost in Bogota. Thankfully, the cacophony of music coming from all directions you normally hear as the locals compete to blow out their speakers isn't an issue.
Since Villa ...
The hotel hadn't come to life by 7.30 so nipped off to the French bakery for a coffee & croissant before my hotel El Solar continental breakfast, which was fruit, toast & homemade jam and coffee – together with a really nice new room, good bedding, proper (not one of those cheap head attachments that always electrocute you!) hot water, close to plaza and only 25k for my room – best deal in Colombia so far!
Had to ...
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